Danielle Brisebois began her career as a recording artist in the early nineties, providing backing vocals on Intoxifornication, the 1992 album by rock singer Gregg Alexander Alexander also co-wrote and produced her first solo album, 1994's Arrive All Over You, and when Alexander formed the New Radicals in the late 1990s, Brisebois also became a member of the band. After Alexander disbanded the band in 1999 to focus on producing and writing music for other artists, Brisebois was set to release a second solo album, Portable Life, again produced and co-written by Alexander, but RCA Records canceled the album.
Since the New Radicals broke up and her second album was shelved she has written and produced numerous songs for various other artists, including Carly Hennessy, Clay Aiken, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kelly Clarkson, and Natasha Bedingfield, most notably Bedingfield's top 10 hit "Unwritten".
A compilation album of Arrive All Over You-era tracks entitled Just Missed the Train was released through the Balzout Inc label on September 26, 2006. Brisebois herself was completely unaware of such a release.